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Aug. 1, 2018 10:03 am

‘Stay geeks’: The Philly Geek Awards are ending

Longtime organizer Mikey Ilagan on sunsetting the "love letter" to Philadelphia's creative communities.

The 2016 Philly Geek Awards.

(Photo by Clever Girl Photography)

This is a guest post by Philly Geek Awards organizer Mikey Ilagan.

Editor’s note: The Philly Geek Awards was an annual awards show for all things local and geeky in the city that ran from 2011 to 2017. The event was founded and organized by Geekadelphia for five years. In 2016, Technically Media came on as a co-organizer.


With great regret, I’m here to announce that we’ve decided to retire the Philly Geek Awards. We will not be hosting the show this summer.

Simply put, it was a struggle to keep the event funded well enough operate. For seven years, it was a volunteer effort that ultimately became unsustainable.

We were honored to run the Philly Geek Awards for seven magnificent years. It is heartwarming to know that the 300+ nominees in the show’s history will continue to make the city, and the world, a better and geekier place.

The Geek Awards was our love letter to Philly, we just didn’t realize it at first. We also didn’t realize the profound impact it would have on the Venn diagram of passionate creative communities in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

On behalf of the ensemble cast of organizers from 2011 to 2017, we’re so very grateful for your support and couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to all our attendees, presenters, nominees, award winners, venues and collaborators over the years.

Thank you most of all to the people of Philadelphia. To quote both Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger and American alternative rock band Semisonic, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Stay geeks.

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